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China details rules for environment tax law enforcement

China's State Council has detailed rules for enforcement of an upcoming environment protection tax law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/30 18:51:13

China takes historic step to ban ivory sales

A great step toward reducing elephant poaching will come into effect on Sunday when it will become illegal to process or sell ivory and its products in China, once the world's largest market.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/30 17:26:00

Yearender: China intensifies waste management

China has improved waste management and recycling systems to tackle environmental issues caused by a build-up of garbage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/29 18:52:12

Top legislator plans to list Antarctic law

China's top legislature has listed the country's first Antarctic law into its legislation plan, a move that Chinese experts said will help protect China's future Antarctic development and interests amid an increasing amount of Chinese tourists heading to the area.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 23:28:39

China releases regional rankings in new nationwide green development index

China on Tuesday unveiled its first regional green development index ranking, which takes into account environmental indicators as well as economic performance, as experts stressed transparent information publicity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 23:18:39

China unveils green development index ranking

China Tuesday unveiled the first regional green development index ranking, which takes into account of economic performance as well as various environmental indicators.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 11:32:06

Increasing gas supplies is the long-term solution to heating problems

After China's environmental officials paid door-to-door visits to residents in northern cities to ensure they were getting proper winter heating, experts noted that the country should increase the supply of natural gas to cope with insufficient heating problems this winter.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 23:28:40

North China's largest freshwater lake expands

The surface area of Hulun Lake, the largest freshwater lake in north China, has expanded over the past five years due to strengthened protection efforts, local authorities said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 18:19:39

China builds first national lab for monitoring atmospheric environment

China started building its first national engineering laboratory for atmospheric environmental monitoring on Sunday in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/25 15:30:42

Hainan's coastline damaged by rapid, improperly authorized development

Excessive real estate development and severe land reclamation in South China's Hainan Province have eroded local coastlines and damaged the marine ecology, reported the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 22:48:40

South China zoo allegedly trains dolphin

A South China zoo is being investigated by fishery authorities for allegedly training an endangered dolphin for a commercial performance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 23:58:13

Misheard question gets a laugh from Chinese diplomat

Panda diplomacy took on new meaning after a Chinese diplomat who misheard a question lightened things up at an otherwise serious press briefing in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 23:53:40

Bank's alleged ivory ad stirs public outcry

Internet users expressed outrage on Thursday after the Beijing branch of China Construction Bank allegedly set up a "last chance to buy ivory" advertising promotion.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 23:53:39

Shanxi bans random exploitation of nature reserves

North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province has banned random exploitation of 39 nature reserves.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 15:02:18

Illegal waste dumpers drawing prison terms

A Chinese environmental expert is calling for stricter monitoring of rubbish in response to some previous cases of illegal dumping in the Yangtze River that ran from August to December 2016, resulting in serious water pollution and great economic losses.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 0:08:39

Snow leopards spotted for 1st time in eastern Tibet

Images of snow leopards were caught for the first time in eastern parts of Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/18 23:53:39

Natural gas rushed to north

Natural gas has been transported from the west and south of China to help alleviate a natural gas supply shortage in northern China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/17 23:18:39

New national tax to hit polluters beginning 2018

The Chinese government will formally implement an environmental protection law on January 1 that will impose a tax on polluters based on the amount and type of pollution they release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/15 21:33:39